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Taking Multivitamins Before Bed
Multivitamins: Multivitamins are best taken with food in the morning because they tend to be stimulating. ...Read more
Is mega men sport GNC multivitamin good or may have any side effects on body? I go to the gym almost every day. I take one in morning one before bed.
Unknown: I can not endorse or discredit any company and I'm not saying anything negative at all however in this county unless you a vegitarian or have an absorption issue them the typical vitamin are usually unnecessary, certain supplements like fish oil have been proven to help with heart health. ...Read more
Is it ok to take Advil in the morning, multivitamin with lunch or dinner and then solodyn (minocycline) later in the evening before bed?
I take a multivitamin and a cranberry supplement before bed and have cloudy urine first thing in the morning with no pain or smell do I need to worry?
Not usually.: Cloudy urine in the morning, often can be due to concentrated urine from lack of fluid intake during the night. As long as it goes away as you drink plenty of fluids during the day, relax. If it does not clear up during the day, you may have an infection, or other problem, and should get checked. Otherwise, if it keeps up, see if taking those meds in the morning stops it, or stop them to see. ...Read more
Hot shower: Possibly but it's more likely to help you fall asleep faster. ...Read more
Hi drs, in taking cipralex 10 mg every night before bed since 8 months, I want to know how can I quit it? Thanks
Gradually: Gradually decreasing the dose can make it easier than suddenly stopping. Try cutting it in half is it is a tablet - if not try taking it every other nite. Then after a few nites go to every other nite if halved it or every three nites if not halved if sleep is not disturbed can go to the next step - need to consult your prescribing doc about this. ...Read more
I am 6'2", 244 lbs can I take 1 mg alprazolam before bed in lieu of. 5? Am trying to avoid waking up at 2 or 3 and taking another. 5 mg.
I have been taking 2 Advil PM before bed each night for years. I have just gone off it. How long will it take for it to leave my body completely?
I am taking a drug test tomorrow and I want to make sure I pass. I was smoking pot lightly just a cpl hits before bed at most a small bowl a day?
Drug tests: If you are smoking a small bowl a day, you are almost certainly going to fail the drug test. If you aren't a long term user, a single episode of light use will pass in 1 - 3 days but if you are an ongoing user of marijuana in any of its forms, then it can take many weeks for the test to turn negative after you stop. ...Read more
I am currently taking 10mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) once a day before bed, is it same to have a few (2-3) drinks occasionally while taking this medication?
Not a good idea: It can lower effectiveness and heighten risk of side effects. Reports of anxiety, extreme sleepiness and worse depression are common. If you do decide to take a chance, limit to one drink and plan for someone you trust to watch you for problems. Plan to have someone else drive if necessary. You're worth taking care of - be safe! ...Read more
My son is being weened off of Zoloft and starting Lexapro. He is taking 50 mg of Zoloft and is supposed to start 5 mg of Lexapro today. Can I give him both medications at the same time? He usually takes the Zoloft before bed and I was wondering if it is s
Medicine changes: It will be fine to transition from one medication to another with an overlap time. You can overlap by removing the Zoloft over a two week time frame while adding the Lexapro (escitalopram) gradually or all at once. It takes several days for the Lexapro (escitalopram) to gear up in the body. Monitor him for tiredness, mood changes and sleep changes. These will go away after the total switch. ...Read more
Melatonin may: Melatonin may help you sleep. It's not a knock you out kind of pill or hormone. It works best if you take it and lay down in a dark room. It won't work very well if you're up and about in lighted areas. Also it can take two weeks for it to reset your circadian rhythm and must be taken at the same time. ...Read more
Hot shower: Possibly but it's more likely to help you fall asleep faster. ...Read more
Midodrine: Midodrine is a vasoconstrictor typically used for patients with difficult neurally-mediated syncope or significant orthostasis. As such, it can drive the BP up higher. In someone with a volatile bp, such a drug could precipitate a very high BP that could increase ones risk for stroje. ...Read more
I've been taking 200mg of l-theanine before bed for the past week and it's helped my sleep! Is it safe to take it every night?
Insomnia: Yes, it is safe and if it is helping so be it ...Read more
I have been taking. 25 mg of Klonopin (clonazepam) before bed for almost 2 years. Should I be worried about being on this so long?
Will I have withdrawals after taking one 100mg of tramadol/ultram time release tablets for 4 months? I only took one before bed every night.
Perhaps: But your dose was reasonably low and the duration was fairly brief and if you got through days w/ only your nighttime dose, you might do fine. However, be prepared for the need to taper to 50mg/night for a week or two and then stop. Best yet, plan w/ your Dr. I think you'll be okay - but be prepared! ...Read more
Been taking nortriptyline for headaches. Almost a year on it. 40mg before bed. Headaches are better but waking up in mornin & feelin alive is hard?
Side effect possibly: I'd check with your doctor to check into the possibility of the medication causing a side effect that you are not comfortable with and to see if an option exists. I think nortriptyline works very well in many patients to control chronic headaches but certainly I have a number who do not tolerate it well and we have to switch them to something else. Many options so I'm hopeful you'll find one ...Read more
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50mg taking it before bed as it makes me so tired, can't take it in morning. Wake up still so tired! Should I take it earlier in the night?
Not sure: Desvenlafaxine has a plasma 1/2-life of about 11 hr, so a single dose isn't mostly eliminated for 48-60 hr. However, side effects aren't necessarily dose- or time-dependent. Sometimes it takes up to a month for some side effects to become tolerable. The doc who prescribed it is obligated to work with you on this and should be willing to anyway if (s)he's a caring practitioner. ...Read more
Do all your brainstorming/"worrying" well in advance of bedtime, say, in the afternoon. Don't leave any stone untouched, when it comes to these thoughts. Make a list of things to do, people to call, decisions to make, etc. In the evening before bed allow yourself to be "off duty." go to bed sleepy or stay up.
Good tips here: http://healthysleep. Med. Harvard. Edu/healthy/getting/overcoming/tips. ...Read more
Depends: If you have concerns about the dosage strength you should ask the prescribing doctor if a lower dose is available. The reason for this is that if you are breaking the pill or emptying the capsule it will change the way the drug works. We doctors refer to this as the pharmacodynamics of the drug. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more
Not necessarily: I am not aware of any scientific reasons behind drinking milk before going to bed. In general drinking any liquids before going to bed may make you have to get up in the middle of the night to urinate which would disrupt your sleep. So I usually don't recommend drinking any liquids up to two hours before going to bed so you get enough sleep and don't have any disruption. ...Read more
Sounds fine: BUT- don't recommend any heavy meals within 3 hours of going to bed. ...Read more
No need: Digestion occurs when ever one eats food automatically. There is no need to do anything to try to "promote" it. What specifically are you trying to encourage? ...Read more
Apple and Sleep: Sure, don't see a reason why eating an apple would be an issue. ...Read more
I've been using this simple list for patients for many years and thought I had it on our website for patients. It wasn't there so its now new: http://cpancf. Com/articles_files/sleephygienehandout. Asp
we'll be adding an article on the basics of insomnia and treatment options in the near future. ...Read more
Difficult to say: Tingling in all the fingertips of both hands can be caused by neurapthy (but this is gradual onset), by certian medications, and by anxiety with hyperventilation. If it just one hand, then problems with the nerves on one side can be the culprit - carpal tunnel syndrome, other causes of nerve irritation. If it persists you may want to get it looked at. ...Read more
Comfort food?: There are chemicals in your brain which respond to food, smell, habit and touch. Rituals can calm you and prepare you for sleep. Milk enhances sleep through the tryptophan pathways, and can be helpful for many people. If you take your Ibuprofen at night, milk is helpful to protect your stomach from irritation. Best wishes for good sleep. ...Read more
It doesn't matter: Both are equally safe and effective.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes you can but why do you need to?
If you have trouble falling asleep after a busy day it is time to see a Psychologist to decide whether this might be "emotional" or reflect a sleep disorder. ...Read more
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